Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips you with the skills, knowledge and understandings that managers, practitioners and students need to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. The book draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within your workplaces.

Multi-Professional Learning and Creativity

Multi-professional learning and creativity

Chapter Overview

Chapter 4 (traditional management) demonstrated that issues of multi-professional hierarchies can create barriers in multi-professional services. Chapter 5 suggested that leadership in your workplace could be provided by a range of people irrespective of personal cultures, professional backgrounds and managerial positions. It concluded that change processes should involve collective reflexivity that recognises the diverse perspectives of those involved in multi-disciplinary services. This chapter builds on such ideas by considering the concepts, environments and relationships that stimulate creative, collaborative and innovative learning. It specifically draws from the findings of a collaborative European research project (CREANOVA) that identified a number of individual, structural and relational aspects of creativity and innovation to conclude that the environments that best promote multi-professional creativity and innovation involve supportive frameworks, value cross-cultural professional interaction and balance ideas of autonomy, ...

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